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NIH Putting Big Emphasis on Big Data

by Angela Guess Anthony Brino of Healthcare IT News reports, “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is putting a fresh emphasis on health informatics, with Director Francis Collins, MD, creating a new advisory position and recruiting an associate director for Data Science. Collins, a physician and geneticist, said there’s recently been an ‘exponential growth of…

Tracking the Flu with Big Data

by Angela Guess Nic Halverson of Discovery.com recently discussed how Big Data is being used to track this year’s flu. He writes, “As one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory, things have gotten so bad in Beantown that Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a public health emergency. So far, 18 people have died and…

NuoDB Unveils Cloud Database Management System

by Angela Guess Andrew Brust of ZDnet recently shared his insights regarding NuoDB’s new cloud database management system or CDMS. He writes, “If you come from the relational database world, there’s a lot on the NoSQL side to be skeptical of.  But if you come from the Internet and startup world, RDBMSes (relational database management…

Library of Congress’s Big Data Challenge

by Angela Guess Brandon Butler of Network World reports, “The Library of Congress has received a 133TB file containing 170 billion tweets — every single post that’s been shared on the social networking site — and now it has to figure out how to index it for researchers. In a report outlining the library’s work thus far…

Fighting Piracy with Big Data

by Angela Guess Nicholas Carlson and Dylan Love of Business Insider report, “Piracy is a serious problem on the world’s seas. A U.S. consultancy called Oceans Beyond Piracy estimates that pirates caused $7 billion of damage in 2011. The good news is that, thanks to technological advances, the problem is getting solved. The International Maritime Bureau…

Informatica Sponsors Vendor-Neutral Resource, GovernYourData.com

by Angela Guess According to Informatica, the company is sponsoring a newly launched resource, “GovernYourData.com, a vendor-neutral, online community and resource center focused on data governance success, open to all data governance stakeholders and solutions providers. The industry’s first one-stop data governance resource, GovernYourData.com is the only online data governance site to provide a combination of: (1)…

Big Marketing Data

by Angela Guess Christopher Hosford of BtoB Magazine recently wrote, “Today’s hyper-connected customers may be rushing well ahead of marketers’ ability to understand and adapt to their needs. That, according to presentations at the Direct Marketing Association’s NCDM (National Center for Database Marketing) conference and expo last month, is prompting marketers to make an organizational…

MDM in the Cloud

by Angela Guess Ravi Shankar recently wrote an article for Cloud Times regarding the importance of MDM to successful cloud computing. He writes, “Without cloud-enabled master data management (MDM), the idea of Data as a Service (DaaS) is a hollow promise. Companies turned successfully to MDM to deal with fragmented data in the past in…

IBM at Top of US Patent List for 20th Straight Year

by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “IBM today announced that it received a record 6,478 patents in 2012 for inventions that will enable fundamental advancements across key domains including analytics, Big Data, cybersecurity, cloud, mobile, social networking and software defined environments, as well as industry solutions for retail, banking, healthcare,…

Oracle in Leaders Quadrant for MDM, Gartner Reports

by Angela Guess According to a new release out of Oracle, the company has been placed in Gartner’s leaders quadrant for Oracle’s Master Data Management of customer data solutions. The article states, “For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner, Inc. has named Oracle as a Leader in its ‘Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer…